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OpenWeStand Interviews Foster Coburn

OpenWeStand Interviews Foster Coburn

The folks at GoDaddy and CLARAfi put together a LinkedIn group entitled OpenWeStand as a way to help small businesses navigate the crazy times caused by COVID-19. Recently I was a guest on their weekly show and had the opportunity to share my perspectives. If you...

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Importance of Owning Content in Thrive Global Interview

Importance of Owning Content in Thrive Global Interview

Recently I sat down for an interview with the Ben Ari at Thrive Global. I was asked a range of questions about how I got started, some of my best tips and even ways to avoid burnout. For those who have followed me for a very long time, you'll learn how I got into...

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Olive Oil Site Makeover Has Led to Huge Sales Increase

Olive Oil Site Makeover Has Led to Huge Sales Increase

Back in May 2018, we gave the site for Cave Creek Olive Oil a tasty makeover. Exactly two years ago I wrote Giving Olive Oil Site a Tasty Makeover about the process. Now that two years have passed, we're going to revisit the site to measure the sales improvement. Go...

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Perfect Landing Page for Utah Airport FBO

Perfect Landing Page for Utah Airport FBO

I first met the Gardiner family more than 25 years ago. One thing I knew from the beginning is that flying and airplanes was a big part of the family. In fact, the family business was running a FBO (fixed based operator) at the Vernal, Utah airport. What they didn't...

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New Look For Neighborhood Wine Bar

New Look For Neighborhood Wine Bar

I was enjoying dinner at the neighborhood wine bar last December when the owner approached and asked me a few questions about their Web site. It was originally built using GoDaddy's Website Builder and now they were having trouble making changes to it. Some ideas were...

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Just a WordPress Website Makeover

Just a WordPress Website Makeover

Before we talk about the makeover, I need to tell the story of how this project happened. Roll the clock back to 2015 and I saw a post on Facebook about a free book written by Jinx Schwartz. That was around the time I started to read books on Kindle so a free book was...

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Notification About Cookies for Privacy Laws

Notification About Cookies for Privacy Laws

Two big laws have been passed covering privacy online and more are sure to come in the future. While most Web site owners are happy to comply with the laws, they struggle with how to do it easily. Let's see if we can at least cover the basics with minimal effort. The...

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Pains and Gains of SiteGround’s SG Optimizer Plugin

Pains and Gains of SiteGround’s SG Optimizer Plugin

Before I talk about the actual pains and gains, I want to first list the description of the plugin provided in the WordPress repository. "This plugin is designed to link WordPress with the SiteGround Performance services. It WILL NOT WORK on another hosting provider."...

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Using WebP Images With WordPress

Using WebP Images With WordPress

In the early days of Web design we had GIF and JPEG. Then PNG came along in the mid 90s to provide a very good alternative to GIF. Other formats have come and gone since then with none of them truly taking hold. That is, until now! The folks at Google have created the...

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Tweaking Wordfence Settings For Troublesome Scans

Tweaking Wordfence Settings For Troublesome Scans

Recently I got notification that a site was temporarily disabled because it had malware on it. Now that the issue is resolved, I believe it to be a false positive and overreaction from the hosting company. It also came on the night that I met a cleanup expert who...

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Tutorials to Build Your Business and Your Web Site

Tutorials to Build Your Business and Your Web Site

In order for your business to be successful online, you need more than just a good Web site. We've gathered some tutorials that may help your business both on and offline. Let's start with three tutorials on services that may help your business. VoIP is one of our...

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Giving Olive Oil Site a Tasty Makeover

Giving Olive Oil Site a Tasty Makeover

Last summer a relative was visiting and we decided to go into the local olive oil store. It was an eye opening trip for me and I'm always looking for local businesses in need of a Web site. When I got back to the office, I gave their existing site a look and knew that...

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Importance of Open Web and Cleaning a Hacked Site

Importance of Open Web and Cleaning a Hacked Site

WordCamp Phoenix was held a couple of weeks ago and it is great to spend two full days with other WordPress users of all levels. One of the speakers that always delivers great content is Aaron Campbell. His main job is working on the security of the core WordPress...

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